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Six Spartans crowned champions at JV tourney
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WATERFORD — Lathrop High continued its successful preseason run through the junior varsity circuit Saturday in the Wingo Tournament.

Seventeen of the 29 Spartans that competed placed, and six of them earned championships.

Luis Oregel remains undefeated with an 11-0 record at the 125-pound division and claimed his third tournament title. Jeremy Asican (112), Andrew Aquino (119), Christian Pena (135), Chris DeGuz,am (140) and Mark Maynard (160) also took first.

Lathrop’s runner-up finishers were Omar Guzman (140), Javann Young (145), Oscar Tapia (152) and Dennis Johnson (171). Kevin Howard (119), Barry Bautista (125) and Myles Romo (140) each took third.

Rounding out Lathrop’s placers with fourth-place finishes were Jared Weiler (112), Elijah Cash (135), Wilmer Alvarez (171) and Patrick Insogna (285).

Sophomore girls
Manteca 55, Buhach Colony 14
At Winter Gymnasium Tuesday, the Buffaloes (4-2) collected 42 steals and parlayed that into their most dominant performance of the season.

Mia Ramirez poured in 15 points to lead the way, and Gabby Gaxiola pitched in 10.

Grace Davis 52, East Union 42
MODESTO — The Squires (4-5) couldn’t keep despite a 17-point effort from Kristen Piasecki. Allison Telles finished with 11 points, and Klasey Kachalkin had eight.

Freshman girls
East Union 51, Grace Davis 42
MODESTO — Jessica Campa was solid all-around in recording 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists for East Union.
Alyssa Gonigan led all players with 18 points.

Manteca 35, Buhach Colony 26
Yessica Blanco paced a balanced scoring effort with 11 points to anchor the Buffaloes’ victory. Brooke Mejorado contributed seven points, while Hailee Teixeira and Aiyanna Greeley had six apiece.

Sophomore boys
Golden Valley 52, Sierra 30
MERCED — Sierra was shut out 16-0 in the second quarter and couldn’t recover. Johnny Waggy poured in 12 points to lead the Timberwolves.

Liberty Ranch 60, Lathrop 50
GALT — Ricky Chavez fired in 19 points for the Spartans (2-7), and Jan Villanueva scored 15.

Freshman boys
Sierra 67, Golden Valley 42
MERCED — The undefeated Timberwolves (4-0) had things under control inside and out.

Guillermo Nunez and Jayson Manuta produced 17 and 13 points, respectively, and Emmanuel Elijah pulled down 20 rebounds.
— Jonamar Jacinto